Captain’s Blog – January 2009

Compass Sport Cup/Trophy, Sun 29th March

This year’s venue is likely to be Millbank and Whitley Wood near Sevenoaks. Last year’s result was very close, and Essex Stragglers will probably be the club to beat again this year. But with a good turnout (and maybe a following wind), we might just clinch it. Please do your best to come along. Junior runners (those who can get round an orange course or above) are particularly in demand and almost guaranteed to score the club valuable points.

New (and not so new) Members

I seem to have forgotten my intention to mention and welcome new members over the last few months. So, my apologies to those below who’ve been members for a while – it was nothing personal!
A warm welcome to the club to the following:

Peter & Lizzie Morters in Loughton
Graham Law in Walthamstow
The Blowers family: Dave, Emma, Alex and Marcus who live near Ware
Alan Brett in Ilford
Alec Waterhouse in Walthamstow

Departing Members

Carol and John Pearce, long-standing CHIG stalwarts have moved to Devon. Despite continuing as associate members, their presence both in and out of the forest will be greatly missed.
Jeff Green (me!) – not so long-standing and not moving either, but taking a break from orienteering to raise a family!

Notable Perfomances

SAX Regional, Eridge, 4th Jan

Robert Campbell 4th Black (2nd M40)
Alice Campbell 5th Green (4th W16)
Robin Campbell 15th Green (1st M70)
Derek Jenner 16th Green (3rd M55)
Ruby Campbell 15th Short Green (2nd W70)

Box Hill Fell Race, 18th Jan

Harold Wyber 5th (out of 232 finishers)!

MV Regional, Pippingford Park, 18th Jan

Tom Edelsten 7th Short Blue (4th M65)
Peter Cheetham 19th Short Blue (5th M50)
Derek Jenner 28th Green (5th M55)
Heather Andrews 7th Short Green (2nd W50)
Jennifer Taylor 11th Short Green (3rd W65)
Helen Hampton 16th Short Green (2nd W45)
Charlotte Cheetham 18th Short Green (3rd W45)
Ros West 21st Short Green (1st W60)

GO Regional, Ambersham Common, 1st Feb

Tim Pribul 8th Short Blue (1st M60)
Derek Jenner 29th Green (4th M55)
Ros West 17th Short Green (1st W60)
Sally Pribul Short Green (4th W55)